Traumatic events and anniversaries can impact people in different and unexpected ways.

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Reactions may happen to people who experienced the event firsthand, to those who have witnessed or heard about the event or to those who have been involved in some way.

As we approach the one-year marker of March 22, university community members are encouraged to take space as they need to reflect, remember and connect with others. 

During this time, many find the greatest support from their community and those they are close with. Rely on each other. Reach out to friends or family, find community to come together with others or check in with those you work with and live near. We are Buffs Together.

Community members place sunflowers in the chain link fence by King Soopers

Memorial events 

There are several memorial events, exhibits and commemorations around Boulder for those who choose to take part or find it helpful for their personal healing.

March 22

The city of Boulder will hold a number of commorations––all open to the public. These include:

  • A commemoration of Officer Eric Talley at 2 p.m.
  • A moment of silence for reflection at 2:30 p.m. 
  • A community gathering at the Central Park Bandshell at 4:30 p.m.

March 31

Feb. 18–April 10

April 10

The sun shining over Norlin Library

Campus resources


Crisis support

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    How to help

    • Official donation sites for all of the victims of the Boulder shooting provided by the Boulder Office of Emergency Management (NOTE: Police are reporting an uptick in fraudulent donation sites related to this tragic event. The sites included on this page have been vetted for authenticity to ensure victims’ families are the ones benefiting.) 
    • The Colorado Healing Fund, chaired by former Colorado Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman and the nonprofit organization’s board of trustees, provides a safe way for people to donate following tragedies, ensuring the funds go to the victims and their families.
    • The Boulder County Crisis Fund: Community Foundation Boulder County has established a fund to support the victims, their families, and our community in dealing with and processing this event.
    • March 22 victim support: Find more ways to supports people impacted by the March 22 shooting at King Soopers.